Flood damage: possible breach at Burghfield

The damage caused to the K&A by the flooding since last December could include a breach above Burghfield lock. The fields around the River Kennet at Burghfield have been under water for several weeks while the river has been in flood. CRT will not know the extent of the damage to the bank until the water recedes and the area can be surveyed. The towpath has been intermittently under water on much of the eastern half of the K&A, and the navigation is still closed east of Newbury. Due to extensive flood damage throughout the waterways, CRT is planning to encourage people to volunteer to help with repairs and an announcement is expected soon.

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